I hope everyone had a great summer. I did and I am ready for school to start (well almost ready). I am heading to a district "Content Literacy" meeting soon and the focus will be on reading and writing and how blogs and wikis might be used in the process. In preparation for the meeting I gathered some great links that you might enjoy. I tried to explain what blogs and wikis are, along with what the term "Web 2.0" encompasses.
What Does This Stuff Mean?
Using Web 2.0 Technologies in Working with Today’s Learners
Blogs in Plain English
Wikis in Plain English
How Can I Use This Stuff?
Weblogs in Education
Blogging Techniques for the K12 Classroom
Using Blogs as Writing Portfolios
Blogs as Writing Practice
Teaching Digital Writing (table of contents is on the right side of the wiki page)
Professors Using Blogs, Podcasts as Teaching Tools
Wiki as a Teaching Tool
Defining Purposes for Using Web 2.0 Tools (On-line slide show)
Blogs, Wikis, & Web 2.0 in the Classroom
Wikis in Education
Until next time,